Community health talks hit contracting out hurdle Tuesday night

Contract talks for community health workers went late into the night Tuesday, but negotiators for the multi-union community health bargaining association ran into a significant hurdle in our efforts to limit the number of jobs employers can contract out over the life of the agreement.

As a result, talks adjourned in an effort to give both sides the chance to come up with solutions to move negotiations closer to a settlement.

Employment security issues—including caps on contracting out—are a crucial issue for front-line workers.